Simplifying: Making Room for Joy


“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”                   ~Hans Hofmann

As I am going through each room in my house this month to declutter and organize, I am becoming more and more of an advocate for simplicity.   I do believe that when we declutter and get rid of things we don’t love or need, we make room for the important things in our lives. ….and that can  only lead to great things, right?

I came across a great article on a blog and this perfectly sums up my philosophy of making room for joy!!!  “I’m sure I’ll purge some of my material belongings, but I am also planning to declutter my mind and free up some space for more joy. I want to throw away regret and the last little bits of bitterness that are hanging around gathering dust. I’m also going to toss anger. Sometimes I put that in the recycling bin and nobody needs that in a new form! I think I’ll also trash jealousy, spite, and critical thoughts. I’ll happily donate compassion and kindness, patience, and understanding to those who need some. I have more than enough to spare. Giving away smiles and good wishes seems like a good idea too. That should give me a lot more places in my life to store up happiness, good memories, positive thoughts, and joy.”

What are your goals this year? Are you ready to purge and simplify?  I am ready to make more room for joy and surround myself with people and things that really matter.



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